A report conducted by an education think-tank has revealed the top areas to live in when it comes to good schools.

The document, entitled ‘Access to high performing schools in England’, showed that Harrow is best place to be in order to secure a great education.

It was measured based on the progress made by pupils since starting secondary school as opposed to exam results or Ofsted ratings.

Carried out by the Education Policy Institute, a think-tank run by former Schools Minister David Laws, it also found that Harrow was the most improved local authority in the country.

Christine Robson, responsible for children, schools and young people at Harrow Council, said: “Our council has a long-standing commitment to provide every one of our children with a fair start in life at a good local school.

“I feel so proud of our wonderful schools and teachers – and I love it when a plan comes together.

“Make no mistake, this is about everyone working together with a focus on education as a means of bringing prosperity and success to the next generation here in Harrow.”

The study examined schools based on how much progress their pupils make and weighed this up against the number of good quality school places available.

Harrow was considered to be the best place in England using this system; something that was made possible by a dramatic improvement since 2010.

It was followed by Brent and Kingston upon Thames. This was representative of an overall pattern shown in the study – London took an increasing share of the secondary schools where pupils were most likely to make good progress while areas in the North were being left behind.